The Porsche Esports team bridges real and virtual motor racing
The newly-established Porsche Esports team will tackle the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans on 13/14 June with four 2017-spec Porsche 911 RSR.
At the digital race on the legendary Circuit des 24 Heures in the French department of Sarthe, Porsche works drivers, juniors and young professionals share driving duties with seasoned sim racers – these professionals from the online and offline worlds will join forces to fight for honours. The debut of the ultimate sim racing endurance event involving the works drivers is partnered by the online simulation platform rFactor2.
Le Mans is considered the most traditional long-distance race and the digital version can now attract a completely new target group to professional motor racing. I’m curious to see how the combination of works drivers and elite sim racers will work.
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The schedule (all times CEST)
Prior to this, a free practice will be held on Wednesday (10 June) and Thursday (11 June) from 10 am to 10 pm each day. Friday (12 June) offers an additional free practice session from 10 am to 5 pm. The 15-minute qualifying session for the GTE class begins on Friday at 6.15 pm.
May 27, 2020 at 00:13